No, no, no....this is not meant to be a circle hook vs. reg. hook debate at all, so please stay away from that, it's been discussed A LOT! The real question here is what brand of hook do you swear by, what size, and what type of hook? I personally have always used a 1/0 from Eagle Claw, plain shank, red hook...considering I'm getting a little more serious this year, I upgraded to some Mustad saltwater stainless Oshag style hooks... I've had hooks break off in snags, but never on a fish...let's hear what you use!